ABI373 and third party software

Dr. J.P. Clewley jclewley at crc.ac.uk
Wed Jan 12 19:22:08 EST 1994

In article <2h21bh$ccs at terminator.rs.itd.umich.edu>, cash at geneva.csmil.umich.edu (Howard Cash) writes:
> Recently there has been discussion on the net about the claim that the
> Applied Biosystems Division of Perkin Elmer [ABI] would be encrypting or
> otherwise restricting access to the chromatogram files from the popular
> 373A sequencer.  To recapp, some had reported that  a) a "compressed or 
> scrambled" revision to the file format was imminent,  b) that commercial 
> companies that produced software accessing ABI data files without 
> licensing access tools from ABI would face legal action, or both.
> There are several programs that display the 373A's chromatogram files
> as a useful tool for evaluating data validity.  Among them are Generation 
> from IntelliGenetics, Inc. (employer of our own Dave Kristofferson), 
> SeqMan from DNAStar and XDAP from Roger Staden and the MRC.  Have
> I missed anyone :)
Surprisingly, you forgot to mention GeneJockey II ;)

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Jon Clewley

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